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Thoroughbred Strawberry Plants 
And How To Grow Them 

A Word to All Growers of Strawberries and 
Our Many Friends and Customers 

Another year has past and we take great pleasure in handlini;- to our 
many friends and customers our annual Catalogue of Choice Thoroughbred 
Strawberry Plants, which has been our custom for years. First we want 
to thank everyone who trusted the orders to us last year, 190n. So gener- 
ous was the patronage received that it was by far the most prosperous 
year In our business career. We have sold plants in every state in the union, 
that it is possible to grow them, and have satisfied customers wherever 
we have done business. If we should publish the testimonials from our 
patrons received during the season 190S, it would take two such books as 
this. This we think unnecessary, as we find our Inisiness growing really 
faster than we can prepare for the increase. Last season we had nearly 100 
acres in plants and thought that we would be able to supply our custt)- 
mers and their friends, but before the season was over we were short on 
over 25 varieties. 

We have spared no expense in raising for you the best plants it is i)os- 
sible to grow and no matter what prices otliers may charge you, they cer- 
tainly cannot give you better stock. A glimpse at some of our cuts will 
convince you of this fact. These are all our cuts, photographs having luvn 
taken recently from our beds. Our facilities for handling our orders are 

E. W. Townsend & Co.'s Great Crops of 

better than ever before. All plants will be packed in moss, in a condition 
that they can be shipped thousands of miles in safty. 

We trust and believe that our plants have given such univeral good re- 
sults during- the past season that the coming season will eclipse all previous 
ones. We have the goods and faculites for handling them. May we have 
your and your friend's orders ? 

Our patrons who have been receiving our catalogue regularly for several 
years will note that we have discontinued many of our varieties of plants. 
This we believe to be a great benefit to our customers. While we are al- 
ways trying to better the Strawberrj^ World, we will never hereafter adver- 
tise a new variety until we find that it excells all other old varieties in its 
season. In our list this time will be found three new ones with us, which 
we have tried to our satisfaction, viz : 

Missionary— This is an early berry, that comes from the South ; 

Superior- This is an early to mid-season variety, (from Delaware.) 

Chesapeake — The best late berry grown. We stake our reputation on 
the Chesapeake. 

These varieties have been tried to our satisfaction and our customers 
will make no mistake in trying them. 

While we only recommend in this book three new ones, we have dis- 
continued over 150 varieties— old and new . We do not and will not re- 
commend any plant to our customers that has proved unsatisfactory to 
us. We also wish to state that our Catalogue may fall In the hands of 
some who have never been our customers. This is our wish more than any- 
thing else, and we wish to advise that you are taking no chances whatever 
in dealing with us, as we are financially responsible and our plants are 
shipped under the Inspection Laws of the different states. We solicit your 
favors and would appreciate a reply from every one that receives our Cat- 
alogue, we are 

Yours for good Crops, 


Salisbury, Maryland. 

Strawberries and How to Grow Them 

Instructions For Ordering, Etc. 

ORDBRS — (Jrders should Ix* sent in just as soon as pc^ssihle— it is l»etter 
for you as well as the nurseryman. 

TIME OF SHIPMENT —From the time you rt^ceiv^^ this eatalo;i;ue 
nnti! May 1st. Our lieaviest sliii)ments are in March and April. 

GUARANTEE — We guarantee plants to reach customers in good con- 
dition when ordered hy mail or express, and taken from office on arrival 
and (Opened at once. All orders \>y freight at owner's risk. 

PACKING— We made no extra charge for packing. All plants are de- 
livered f. o. b. train at prices quoted in this catalogue. 

TRUE TO NAME— ^^'hile we are exercise tlie greatest care to ha\e 
every plant true to name, and are ready, on jjroper proof, to replace any 
plants shipped by us that prove to be otherwise free of charge, it is under- 
stood and ;i greed tliat we will not Ije held responsible for any sum greater 
ttian the cost of the plants that may prove untrue. 

CI/AIMS— Lf iuiy, must be made within tive days from receipts of 

TWENTY-FIVE'S— AH plants are tied twenty-tive to the bundle. 

TERMS— Invariably cash in advance. Remit by Registered Letter. 
Money Order or Draft. 

DO YOU KNOW— Of two or three persons who buy plants who want 
the ])est varieties that are grown? If so they aiv the people we are looking- 
for. Their names and addresses on a postal, or with your order addressed 
to E. \\'. Townsend & Co.. Salisbury, Md.. would serve as an introduction. 
IMease do this for us aud we will rememl)er you wh<*n we receive your order 
with one of our Fancv Collections. 

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Climax (Per)— This is still onr leader, and not only ours but is grown 
more extensively by all berry growers in this county than any other and 
gains more favor every year in the Northern markets. It would cover 

The Climax 
several pages if we w^ere to tell all the good qualities we know about the 
Climax and print all the favorable letters received from customers and com- 
mission houses. One commission house writes us . "Your Climax are far 
ahead of Klondyke or any other Dyke. Will sell themselves." Another 
house in Philadelphia, Pa., writes us : "Gents — Please book us for one 
hundred crats Climax daily next season, f. o. b. Salisbury. Far ahead of 
anything ever shipped this market." The Climax is an early berry. Only 

Stiawl)rrri(.'s :tn<l How to (how Tlicm 

a few (Imv.s later tlian Kxcelsifn- and iK^lds the record for iiiinieiihe produc- 
tiveness — i^O.(MM) (juarts t(» the acre. Entirely free from rust. F'oliajre very 
.lii-een that stands up well and stnni.u,- enough to Injld its croj) of 
herrie.s from the ground. We have. seen them in good soil stand fifteen 
inches high when in hearing. \\'»' do not make this claim for thejn in order 
to sell the plants, as at the small price we ask for the ](lants we can realize 
more from the crop of berries every year than we get out of the i)lants, but 
we have something that is good and we want all that have not tried them, 
to get them fr(jm us or some other liouse that has thoroughbred i)lants. 
We have nearl\' lOh acres of this variety in young plants this season and 
fire i)reparing for ]0() acres more to be set out this^spring. We have a con- 
tract with a Boston house to take our entire crop of beri-ies of this variety 
for the next two years— 19n9 and 1910— at a very nice profit. This will 
mean over business each year with one Commission House. 

Missionary (Per)- This is a Ijerry that was recommended to us very 
liigiily while in Virginia a few years ago. It seems to be a leader there for 
«ure and we have no doubt that it will prove very protitablejiin all South- 
ern States. The Missionary is a great plant maker. Plants medium large 
iind berries of a medium large size, Avith a A'ery good^flavor, for an extra 
early berry. We have been booking orders from Yirginia!all tlie year, and 
while we have from 1. 000.000 to 1.500.000 plants, we expect to sell out— every 

Excelsior (Per)— Is claimed by many to be the best early berry grown. 
Has been grown quite extensively throughout the strawberry world. We 
have a fine lot of plants at very low prices. We recommend them to all 
that want an extra early berry. 

Lady Townsend (Per )— One of the best shippers for an extra early berry 
we have ever.seen. Very productive. U'e grew and fruited it here the past 
.season w-ith a yield of 10.000 quai'ts to the acre. We offered a gold prize in 
our catalogue last .season and have received over .jO different named varie- 
ties in reply to the same. We hope we hfive got something better but doubt 
it veiy much. It will grow anywhere any other berry will grow. Size, the 
lai'gest extra early berry we ever saw. No end to making plants, for that 
reason our price will be cheap. 


Superior.i Per) — This bt-rry comes from Delaware^ and it i> one of th-' 
leaditig ^hipping l»erri«'s in that State. That is saying a ureat deal for any 


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variety and it is hardly necessary to say more. We have grown it here, 
with 10,000 quarts to the acre. The Superior does not run down in size like 
many other berries and when it comes in quality, we, will put it against 
any berry grown. We advise every one that receives this catalogue to send 
us a order for at least a few hundred of this grand variety and if you are 
not satisfied after growing the crop, we will refund the money without a 
question. Plants large and makes a plenty of them. AVe believe the berry 
would shij) from Florida to Boston without ice in j^erfect safety. 

The I/ady Townsend 

Warfield (Imp) — Another good midstnson berry. Variety too well 
known to need any description. 

Salisbury — This berry comes from N. C, seedling from Klondike, Hoff- 
man and Dixie Belle. We have fruited this berry for two seasons and it is 
claimed bj^ many to be the best early berry they had ever seen. Plants are 
vigorous, free from rust. Berries rich dark red through, and very hard and 
firm, in fact we have never seen a better shipper, and from wlh'at we have 
seen of it we believe that it will do well on any soil. 

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Oaks l^arly (l*er)— Tliin i8 one of Maryland's bent early berries and Ih a 
j^ood all around berry. We could say thousands of j^ood things about it. 
We have 10 acres of tlils'ln young- plants. 

R.ed Bird (Imp)— We quote discription j^iveii l»y orj^inator, and i-ecom- 
mend all that he sa^'s of it to be true :— 

"This is a valuable new early berry which first attracted my attention 
^n Mississippi. It Avas highly recommended to me, and I was induced to set 
a few plants, and was satisfied from the first that they made a very rank 
growtli of as healthy and vigorous plants as I ever saw. 1 paid no special 
attention to it until it came in fruit the past season. It ripened with the 
Excelsior. By this I do not mean a day or two later, l)ut I mean eciually 
as early. It is twice as productive, and when I say this I mean it will bear 
two (luarts Avhere the Excelsior will bear one. It is highly colored, not 
quite so dark as the Excelsior, and makes a better showing. The l)erries 
average larger and hold up better. I consider it away ahead of that good 
old standard market sort. I w^as so well pleased with it when we made 
the first picking that I telephoned to a friend of mine who lives M) miles 
away by rail, to come at once and see it. He did so, and he told me within 
five minutes after he had seen it that he wanted .50.000 plants sure. 

"The berry is very tart, and would not be considered very good eating 
without plenty of sugar, but as a first early shipping berry, so far as I know 
of, it has no equal. This is not. a long description, but it gives you the 
facts as I have seen it, and as the berries have donef(:^r me. After filling the 
order spoken of I will have probably 75,000 plants for sale, which I do not 
expect wMll be enough to last me through the season. HoAvever, those Avho 
order first wfll get them in rotation as long as my stock lasts." 


Par3ons' Beauty (Per) — Pi-oduces remarkable yields of bright-red 
berries of delicious and mild flavor, Avhich is retained after being cooked. 
Few varieties equal it for canning purposes. Its seeds stand out upon the 
surface of the fruit more i)ronnnently than is the case with any other 
variety we ever have seen, making a striking effect indeed and one which 
never fails to attract favorable attention on the market. The calyx is 
rather bushy and the stem is heavy. The foliage is upright in form with 
a ratluM- darU-grecn and leathery leaf. It is one of the best poUenizers of its 
season, the bloom luMug extra large and exceedingly rich. The plant 
makes very long runnei-s. This variety is of universal popularity, sue- 


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'ceedinj^- in all soils and under all climatic conditions. We have had it nnder 
our nietliods of selection for six years and it is makina: such a hne record 
that Ave lieartily recommend it to all j>Towers. 

Klondyke (Per)— This is gettingvto be one of the most popular of tlie 
^{irly market varieties. One prominent grower in Ohio says: "Tliis is a 
good old variety. Tlie plants are only medium size, but very productive. 
Like Gandy, it produces some pistillate blossoms early in the season. The 

fruit is large, obtusely conical, smooth 
red, firm and of good quality." 
Another grower in Mississippi says: 
"I have fifty acres of this variety 
alone. It leads all other varieties as 
a great market berry in this part of 
the country. Staton & Co., who op- 
erate in this county, and who have 
large quantities of strawberries 
grown by contract, have been grow- 
ing more or less Klondyke for several 
years. It has paid them very well 
and they have 400 acres now. They 
consider it one of the very best market 
varieties. Other large growers are also planting heavily of it. I find it 
very satisfactory. It makes a good crop of well-colored, firm, large berries 
such as ship well and bring the top of the market. It makes a fine growth, 
being no trouble to get a good stand, and, in fact, is one of the best early 
l)erries I know of." 

We have a large stock of very fine plants at reasonable prices. 

Haverland (Imp)— A very good mid-season variety, good shipper, and 
3ias worked its way to the top of the ladder on its merits. 

New York (Per)— We give originator's description: "This a native of 
-New York State, and was orginated by Miss Yates, of Tompkins Comity. 
The berries are very large, some rather pointed, while others are thick and 
broad. The color is blood red, w^ith a shiny surface. It is a strictly fancy 
berry and a prize winner, just the kind to make the grower famous in his 
local market and give him the best trade. Small, inferior berries have no 
show by the side of the New York, no matter how cheap they are. It is 
very prolific, bears through a long season but it does not matter how fast 
they ripen, there are always more eager buyers than can be supplied. Its 

The Klondyke 

Strawberries and How to Grow 'I'licin 1^ 

excellent qualities and wonderful productiveness make it very profitable to 
grow either for shippinj^ or home trade. The cap is large and stands ui> 
prominently: the foliage is light green and a luxuriant grower, with an 
extra large, glossy-surfaced leaf. The plant is one of the largest and 
healthiest on the place, equaling in this respect the Marshall. The New 
York has been grown on light soil and on stiff clay with splendid results in 
both cases. It is a seedling of the Bubach and Jessie. Since its introduc- 
tion it has become very popular, and there is a large demand for the plants 
all over the country, and it sometimes puzzles me to grow enough i)lants 
to supply the trade. I have had the New York sell on the Philadelphia 
market for 13 cents Avhen other varieties were a drug at <J and s." 

Peace Maker (Per)— This is our first introduction on tlie market of 
this variety. Seems to be at the top of the middle varieties. Berries firm, 
good (luality and siz4\ 1(> to 12 fill quart. 

If&dy Thompson No. 2 (Per)— Originated l)y Mark T. Thompscju. near 
Richmond, Va. This variety has made a vigorous, healthy growth here, 
and its firm, dark green foliage makes a beautiful showing. The origi- 
nator describes it thus : "Large size, beaiitiful color, having the appear- 
ance of l)eing A'arnished, large double cap like the Gandy: very productive, 
and l)ears through a long season: very richest and best quality, and one of 
the best shippers, having a tough skin and not easily' broken by handling. 
It retains its beautiful dark green foliage all through the season Avithout a 
spot of rust, and has a perfect blossom." 

Imp. I<ady Thompson (Pen— This is a great Southern berry, and is. 
grown by the thousand acres in the great strawberrj^ sections of North 
Carolina, and especiallj" at Chadbourn, where there is proVjably more 
strawberries grown than in any other single place in the world, fully nine- 
tenths of the acreage of this place is Lady Thompson, and so far they have 
found nothing to equal it. It makes strong, healthj' plants that produce 
large crops with medium large, firm berries. This variety is e6pe_-ially 
adapted to the South, but is grown to][some extent in other sections. It 
is a good one for California and the Bermuda Islands. >Ye have greatly 
improved on the Lady Thompson in the last five years, and would advise 
all of our southern friends to buy of us. 

Senator Dunlap ( Per)— The Dunlap is one of those healthy i)lants 
which, if given half a chance, will look out for itself anywhere you plant it. 
Itisone of those varieties that a beginner may depend on. The berry re-^ 
sembles the Warfield in shape and color, and ripi^ns about the same time:: 

10 E. W. Townsend <t Co.'s Great Crops of 

|n fact it i8 takiii;;' the place of Warfield with the largest growers for va- 
rious reasons. It has a perfect blossom and is a better berry, better able 
to resist drought and less liable to be injured by continued rainy weather 
during the picking season, and with us it averages quite a little larger 
than the Warfield in size. The foliage is tall, dark green, upright, with a 
long leaf, and has more than the ordinary i)Ower of developing a heavy 
crown system. It has an extra long flowering season: the bloom is hand- 
sbitie^and exceedingly rich with pollen, wliicli makes it very valuable to 
plant with such pistillate kinds as ripen in its season. Another redeem- 
ing feature is its long roots, Avliich go down to the suV)soil for moisture- 
A severe drough seems to have less effect upon this berry than on many 
otherwise valuable varieties. It is really difficult to describe all of its good 
points. The fruit is dark red with a glossy finish, shading to a deep scar- 
let on the under side, with prominent yellow seed that look like gold 
embeded in highly-colored wax. The meat is bright red all through and 1 • 
exceedingly juicy. The past season I fruited quite a plot that bore a won- 
derful crop of berries. We can furnish 2,000,000 thoroughbred plants at 
reasonable prices. 

Cooper (Per) — We quote Samuel Cooper. Deleran, N. Y: "It is a 
seeding of the Pan-Amerian. It is not a Fall-bearing variety. The plants 
stand about one foot high at fruiting time and grows very erect so that 
the fruit can be easily seen simply by pushing the foliage one side. Fruit 
stems are about six to eight inches long. It makes plants freely and if set 
five feet apart in the row in the spring, will make a fine hedgerow by turn- 
ing the runners in line. It does best to have the row not over 6 inches 
wide, making it easy to cultivate and keep the weeds down. It is a stam- 
ina te; season medium to late. It yielded at the rate of n,000 (juarts to the 
acre of plants set in April. 

Sf)me reasons whj^ you should try them: — 

First, It is good size. 

Second, It is perfect shape. 

Third, The color is red clear through. 

Fourth, It is the best shipper I ever saw. 

Fifth, Itisltlie best flavored berry I ever tasted. 

Sixth, It is the best canning berry I ever saw. 

Seventh, All in all, it is the best berry I ever saw." 

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Gandy ( Per)— Too well known to need any extended description. 
This is the .standard late variety all over the country, Ijy which all other 
late varieties are compared. It should be planted in black swamp land if 
possible, otherwise in clay land or medium land of the springy nature, 
never on dry, sandy land. I have an excellent crop of very fine plants this 
season, which I think will please the most exacting. 1 shall be pleased to 
have your order. 

Section of a Row of Climax 

Chesapeake ( Peri— The kin;;- of late varieties. Within a few years we 
prtMlict that it will i»e as poi)ular as the Climax is now popular with the 
growers of early varietl?s. 

The Chesapeake was originated in this county, near the Chesapeake 
Bay, from which it derives its name, and we truly think that the grower!, 
of Wicomico county, Md.. have originated three of the b -st varieties ever 

12 E. W. Townsend S: Co."s Great Crops of 

ft'iven to the piiblie; first — the Climax extra early: .second — the Parson's- 
Beauty, niediiiiii: third— the Chesapeake, the best and latest berry yet seen. 
We liave a nice lot of these Chesapeake's— ."iOd.OOO or over— and our price 
will be $4.00 per 1,000 in thousand lots. We advise each of our customer.s 
to order at least one thousand of them, if they have the room t<j sjtare, 
and to order them early, as our locfU customers will jirobably need the 
the greater part of our supply. We quote discription .niven by W. F. Allen, 
who first off(M-ed them for sale: 

"This new berry was first offered by me in very small quantities in lOOo. 
It was originated almost in sight of the Chesapeake Bav, from which it 
takes its name. It is one of the results of the $100 prize offer which I have 
been making- several years for the best dozen plants. This variety easily 
took the premium, although there were over a hundred in competition 
with it, many of 'which were reallj^ good. This variety is as late as the 
Gaudy and more productive: furthermore, it will thrive and bear an ele- 
gant crop on soil entirely too light to produce good Gaudy berries. It is 
equal to the Gaudy in size, surperior to it in firmness and shipping quali- 
ties, and in eating qualities the (Jandy is no comparison. In flavor it ranks 
with William Belt, Burnettee and others of that class. Therefore, in the 
Chesapeake we have attained to a greater degree than in any other variety 
three of the strongest points that go to make up a valuable commercial 
beiTy — these are firmness, quality and lateness. When these good points 
are added to the fact that it is of uniformly large size, very attractive in 
appearance and l)eing one the most healthy and vigorous growers, puts it 
nearer perfection than has yet been reached by any other berry, and I can 
conscientiously say that if it succeeds in other sections as it does here it is 
the best strawberry in the world today. I fruited over two acres the past 
season and the berries Avere mostly all shipped to Bosion, with the excep- 
tion of a few sample crates to New York. In every instance thej^ brought 
the top market price, selling one week straight at seventeen cents, which 
was from two to three cents more than the best Gandy berries weve bring- 
ing at the same time. Everyone who saw it, both growers and dealers in 
the fruit, were very enthusiastic. The plant is a strong, upright grower 
Tvith thick, leathery and very dark green foliage; leaves are almost round 
and entirely free from rust. The stems or fruit stalks are upright and un- 
usually strong, holding almost the entire-crop from the ground. This va- 
riety, in a;ddition to its other good qualities, is unusuafly^asy to pick, and 
therefore ver.y attractive to pickers, making it easier to get them handled 
than any other variety. Two of my boys the past season, one 13 years old, 

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picked 201 quarts in one day, and the other, 11 yearn «jld, piek<?d 128 «fu;»rt<*, 
and this in a patch that had no special caie above tlie ordinary field ea>-* 
ture, that were lirown in soil of only niod»'r;ire fi-rrilify and n«j fortlHaer 

"One large oi)erM tor at tliis plnec, wIkj haw hevei'jil i)uridre«] aere» 
grown for liiin on contract ever^' year, who has been iVIantinj;^- large quan- 
tities of (iandy heretofore, has been watching the rhe8ape;ike very cJuHely* 
and says he will nse it in the future altogether instead of the (iantly. 

"The plants are still very scarce and the price somewhat highei- than 
most varieties in third year, and yet I doubt very much that it wi!) be 
possible to fill all the orders, as I shall need 250, (MX) for my own individual 
use. 1 advise all my customers to endeavor to got a few i)lant.s, if oi>ly a. 


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hundred, as 1 know \ ou will be pleased with them. Thos«^ wh«:> procure*} 
it last season are very fortunate indeed. It is one of the few new varieties 
that has come. to stay, and in a very short time will Ite a standard nil over 
the coimtry." 

Aroma (l*er I— A lat«' variety, which seems to have its greatest popu- 
larity in the Middle West. It is very firm and solid, mnkingit an excellent 
shipper. As compared with the <jandy, it is about the same season, about 
tlie same siize, and about the same in pr<K]uctiveness. Quality is ♦jood. 

Stevens' I^ate Champion ilVri— A very promising late vaiiety of 
Gandy typ<'. and is claimed to bemore productive. The pa^' »*easo« the 0'^' 

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*naiKl for plants left me without any whatever to fruit, and I have not yet 
^een able to fruit the Steven's Lat<^ Ciiampion. I heard so many great things 
about this berry at tlie New Jersey State Horticultural Society that I plant- 
ed much more of it than I would otherwise have done. It !>< said to yield 
4arge crops of large, beautiful berries that ship well late in the season after 
most of the oth^r varities have rii)ened and gone. It is evidently a decend' 
ant of 'the grand old Gaudy, but it is a much better grower and wiU thrive 
better oi> it greater variety of soils. Last year we only had a moderate 
^"PPl.y 'Of plants, but this year I have an exceptionlly fine stock, and will be 
in a position to handle all orders, large or small. I have just returned from 
a t^'ip in Connecticut and I find a great many of this variety growing, and it 
seems tt* be givfnggeneral satisfaction. It is one of the finest growers we 
have, and I find that it is a safe berry to plant for local market: do not ad- it where it has to 1)? shipped long distances. 

Hutniner (Per)— A berry that is second in size and in (piality to but 
lew. and one variety tluir it is a hard job for us to get enough plants to go 
around with. I^ast season every plant was booked by February 15th. 

We qiK>te the originator's decrirtion : 

Kalamazoo County; Mich., Jan. 21, lyOo. 

Dear r^ir — ''On my grounds is a new strawberry that is a 'Hummer.' 
Undei-stand me, wdule I am not its originator, it has been grown for sev- 
eral .years by a man who lived about ten miles from here. He ahvays re- 
cused to sell jilants, notwithstanding as high as $2.00 were offered for them 
but two or three years ago he sold by mistake for Sharpless. After he found 
out he tried to Induce the man to dig them up, but the bu^er mistrusted 
what he had recieved and said he thought those would do. We growers 
have not been able to compete with said berry in Battle Creek market. 
One of the merchants had its exclusive sale and shipped it as a fancy berry 
to Kalamazoo. Jackson, Lansing, etc. The original owaier has sold out 
and removed to the West. I know of but one l)esides myself that has this 
variety. He is an old man from whom I got my plants, I do not believe 
the introducer has it. It is my opinion that it is an English berry, because 
the man above alluded to is an Englishman. The originrtor being out o 
the field and out of the business, I feel at liberty to let you have soma of 
the plants. * Yours truly, 


Parks Barle (Per) — A very good late variety. Originated in this county 
ttesenibles Chesapeake, only imperfect bloom. 

Sf rawlK'rrics nuti Mow to Gutvr TItern 


Cardinal I Imp) — Kvci-x- since the orij^imtiou of Tlic r;ir<liii;il, we luive 
read of itH remarkable iH'odnctiveiH'os }iu(l strou;^ (|nalities with jj^reat in- 
terest, ami. we con feKs. we \v< re somewhat of a »loul>tin;; TliomaK. We 
liardly believed it possible tliat any va^'lety conh^l be as j^ood as the Cardi- 
nal was sai<i to be. IJefore ofierin<i- any of tiie i)Iants forsale to <fur friends 
we decide 1 to make a tlioronuh test of this variety, and so planted them in 
onr experimental IkmIs. matiiii; them with Stevens' Lnte Champion. From 
the tinie the jiinnts weiv set we watclied their (leyelopment closely, and 
tlieir lar;;-e(laJk-.ureen and ,i;ioss.\ foliage convrneed lis that they pc^sse.ssed 

200 Acres of Planes as Good as the Above Cut 

extraonliiiavN- jxisver as f(>]in,i.;r in;ik( fs. ^^■llell the plantscame "ntobloom 
the mas>jv<> fo',i;iu,-e was nhnost liidden by the whiti* tlowci-s. and notwith- 
st.-Midin;:- 1 h( f;i(t t lia I we ha-i nnmeroiis s(>vere frosts while tiny were in 
fall bhxtm. we f;i iled 1 o discover a blossom thai had l)eeii affected by the 
frost, liut when thefniii be^an to ripen wcknew then that lui If had never 
been told of t he viii ne of tlie Cardiual. The frnit i;rows in clusters like 
idierries. the berries are ver\ lai-.m'. of a deep cardlfinl-red. with vi^y dark 
tjenli; ha v.- a dellcions tia V(M* and will stand shippin*;- w. II. KviTy experi- 
ment station in iheconniry where Cardinal has b^en tested has i-efMU'ted it 


E. W. Townsend tt Co.'s Great Crops of 

as the best. It is doubtless one of the greatest l:ite pistillate ever originat- 
ed. We hav^ given the rardinal a thorough trial and tiiVd' it an ide;il berry 
in every respect. As we have said, the foliage is exceedrhgly large, lias 
tough leaf-tissues and is hot susceptible to leaf siK)t. It makes long strong 
runners, and if the plants are set three feet apart in the row th<-y will easily 
fill in the row, for single-hedge, double-hedge or narrow-mute 1 row sys- 
tem. It has a long season of ripening and is exceedingly ]iroductive. 

A Field of Climax Plants 

The Number of Plants Required 

Number of plants 

to set one 


of land is given 1 

lerewith in 





in. apart 


20 in. 

in the row 

. l:!.b;<i 



in. apai-t 


24 in. 

in the row 




in. apart 


:{0 in. 

in the row 

1 1, if 70 



in. apart 


;>0 in. 

in the row 




in. ai>aiM 


.'50 in. 

in 1 he vi)w 




ill. ajiai't 


.•;o in. 

in 1 he i-<»w 




ill. apart 


24 in. 

in 1 he row 

. 7.275 



ill. apait 


24 in. 

in the rc^w 






1>0 in. 

in the I'ow 




In./ apart 


:50 in. 

in ihe n)\v 


St raw berries and How to Orow Them 17 

Plant Collections 

Collection A— To .small .i;ai'(liR'r.<, Just \vrit«' us enclosiii;;^ a (l<jllar 
hill and sny. •Send me your Collection A." 1 will send yon I'nO plants that 
wilMnakt' all the bei-ries your faniilA' can use for «> oi* 7 weeks. f)ur own 
selection— e;irliest to the latest. (Miarues prejiaid. 

Collection No. i— Purchaser t(» pay char^-es. .'»() Missioiiery. ')0 Par- 
sons Beauty. .'>i» Stevens I. ate Champion, ."):» Senator Dunl.-ip, ."»<> Superior, 
ry) Oak Early for .*1.(IM. 

Collection No. 2 — Purchaser to pay charues. 50 Superior. ."VJ New 
York, TiO Arom;i..")<> Lady Townsend. oO Haverland, 50 Excelsior for ;?1. 50. 

Collection No 3— Purchaser to pay char^e.s. 100 Ked Bird, Hhi Senator 
Dunlap. 100 Havrrland, 100 Cardinal, 100 Salisbury, 100 Klondyke, 100 New 
Home, ]<Mi Climax, TOO Oaks Early. 100 Excelsior for $2.00 

Collection No. 4— Purchaser to pay charues. Enough for one-half 
acre, 4 feet hy ]^ inches. l.oOO Parsons Beauty, l,oo(i Klondyke. 1,000 Oak 
Early for $0.(K). 

Collection No. 5— l*urchaser to pay char'^es. Enough for one acre. 

Good market varieties for shipping-. Early to late. 1,000 Khmdyke, 1,00«3 

General Grant, 1.000 New Home. 1.000, Haverland. 1,000 Oak Early. 1.000 
Cliraax, 1,000 Aroma $12.50. 

Collection No. 6— Purchaser to pay charges. Enough for two acres, 
2.000 Klondyke, 2,000 Lady Townsend, 2,000 I^arsons Beauty, 2,000 Aroma, 
2,000 Salisbury. 2,000 Climax for $25.00. We would recommend this collec- 
tion particularly to any grower that desire to set out this number of acres, 
as the varieties are from the earliest to the latest. Will give you fruit from 
() to 7 weeks. 

Collection No 7— We will send you 7,000 plants, 20 different varieties- 
early to late — enough for one acre, our own choice, for $10. W. This we 
claim to be our best collection and one which we expect to <lo a great 
amount of business. Using our own judgement in the selection and should 
y(^u be disapi>ointed after fruitinu.- them, we will cheeriidly refund your 

18 E. W. TowiiseiKl cV: Co.'s Great Crops of 

I'oHtivtly no chaiiiies van be lUfule in :\uy <»f these collections. When 
ordering just give number of collection. 

References — Salisl>nr\ Building Loan cV: lianking Ass()c-iaii<Mi. Agent 
Adams Exnvss Comi)any. .Agent N, Y., 1*. & X. K. R.. I'ostmasti r. or any 
business man of Salisbury. Md., Dunn's Commercial Agency. 

Particular Notice — Our plants ai-e A No. 1 in ev<My res]>eet. Boxed 
and i)acked by experience workmen. If you will compare our ]>rice list 
Avith others you will find us as cIk ap as the cheai)est. This is our business 
— growing plants — and we are compelled to increase our acreage every 
year. This year we have over 200 acres in plants and will set out 200 acres 
this com ng spring. We know of no crop that ])aid as well as sfa wbeiTies 
the i)ast year and we would recommend that all truckers grow at least a 
few sti-aw beiries. The Lord might have made a better fruit but He didn't. 

The Family Strav/berry Patch 

We have been talkini;- strawben-ies for the family for a go(^d many 
years. Ir has given us n » little jdeasure to know that we have encouraged 
hundreds of our good I'r.nids to eugage iu the work <»f establisldng a 
family patch and to be told that greaf success and satisfaction have fol- 
h)wed. It is becoming true iu mauy sections wh* re the influence of pre- 
vious editions of tliis book has jjerujeated that about preserved in myraid 
deli'-iou.s ways, while thos( who <1<'clai'e it too mucli trouble or too great 
a cost t<t grow theiii. ]utv«^ t\\ (toi- three little siingy uie^Wses a year. 

Now what is it going to bt' with you— just enough to say you have 
tasted strawberries or all you can eat <»f the V( ry choicest the whole year? 
Did we und<'rstan<l you lo say that it wr>s going to l»e all the big. juicy ►el- 
lows \'ou could hold from I Ids time on? W'tll. thank you for the decision. 
IMease s ud ^ our ord^'r in arly for the plants so we can I'esei-ve them for 
you and tliry ( an br ^hi].lK d at I he b( st time to set them out in your 

Noih'Ubr I hero ;irr some people who would like 1o have a family i)atel» 
of sti-a \N berries but aiv in d"Ubt as to the varieties that would best suit 
their ]iarvicni;ii- sit uai ion as 1 o soil. (Kmnie. cic. I." you will simply send 
to us an estimate of t lie amount of money \«Mi wi-li to expend in plants^ 
we slall be glad to make A<»u a stliciimi lliat will exactly til vonr re- 
ciuirei:i( nrs. 

Strawberries ahd How to Grow Them 


The Townsend Way To Grow Big Crops 

Involves several essential features 
which we shall in this book describe 
and explain in such a way as to make it 
possible for ever\' reader to comprehend 
and put into actual practice: 

First. Plants of high fruiting power 
fitted by selection and breeding to de- 
velop and ripen great crops of strawber- 
ries of high quality and quantity. 

Second. Carefully prepared soil that 
shall be in every way capable of fulfill- 
ing the demands of such plants. 

Third. Intelligent cultural methods 
under which both plants and soil shall 
be made to do their very best and ren- 
der success certain. 

Fourth. Picking, grading, packing 
and marketing the strawberries in such 
a way as to win the confidence of the 
consuming public and command the top 
price — the price that insures profit and 
prosperity. j 

All of the details of plant production : 
the above suggests are faithfully carried ! 
out in actual practice on the Townsend ' 
Farms, and everything is done in the 
right way and at the proper time. This 
book, then, is not merely a theoretical! 
treatise on strawberry culture, but is ^ 
written after long practical experience; ; 
and its mission is to tell you j«st how I 
you may make the Townsend way your j 
way so that you, too, may achieve a 
noble success in the mos-t delightful and 
profitable occupation of strawberry pro- 

And in writing this book it has not 
been our purpose to make it large as to 
the number of its pages, but a great book 
and an invaluable one to our friends be 
cause of the knowledge it imparts con 
cerning all that relates to the science of 
strawberry production. It has been said 
that this book is worth it weight in gold, 
but the grower who will study it pages 

I with care and put.^ iti? teachings into ac* 
j tual practice, will'find it wortli far great- 
' er than that. 

j There is no mistery in strawberry pro- 
i duction; no wizard of horticulture may 
! wave a magic wand and bring to hand 
j broad fields of ripened deliciousness. It 
i is a simple matter to become a successfu]^ 
] money making strawberry grower — when 
! you know how. A knowledge of nature's 
simple ways and gumption are the chief 
requisites ; and we shall tell you not only 
i how to grow big crops of fancy berries, 
[ but how to get big prices for them and 
build up a reputation for quality that 
i will keep your berries in constant and 
i growing demand. And we purpose teU- 
ling it in language so i)lain that any one 
j can take up the work with perfect as- 
I surance of winning out. One grower 
' says : Strawberry grow ing is not only 
; a profitable business — it is a delightfully 
: pleasant occupation as well. But viewed 
! from the profit side alone, experience has 
demonstrated beyond the shadow of a 
doubt that more money may be realized 
from one acre of laud when set to well- 
developed strawberry plants thair fioin 
any other line of production . And if any 
strawberry grower is finding his work 
unprofitable somethinjg is wrong with his' 
way of doing things. Either he is trying 
to do business with what he is please«l to 
call economy, and using an inferior 
quality of plants, or he is neglecting to^ 
give his plants such intelligent treat- 
ment as success demands. 

There i.s a vast difference between- 
economy and penuriousness, and nowhere- 
else may it be more clearly seen than in- 
strawberry production. Strong, vigor- 
ous plants, set in well-prepared soil, ami- 
given good care, represent economy « i 
the first order, while weak, slundtd 
plants, set in i^oorly prepared soil, ai.«t 


E. W. Townsend & Co.'s Great Crops of 

given indifferent care, is the order of 
''saviog that vrasteth." 
" Let ns look this question squarel}- in 
the face; To be sure, one. will pay out 
in cash" a little more for the plants of \ 
highest quality than he will for the com- 
auou plants, but what of that when he 
'knows that the better plants will yield 
Ttwicc as big a crop of fruit which will be 
\perfect in every respect? It isn't the 
lowest-priced plant that is the cheapest, 
by any means. It is the plant that is 
strong in its fruit-producing organism, 
and ^Aill yield the largest number of 
quarts of fanc}' berries per acre — and 
these are the only to which you can af- 
ford to give up your land and labor. In 
"a Vvord, common plants are costly at any 
price, even though your neighbor furnish 
them free for the digging. Keep this 
thought in mind: the express, freight or 

postage will be as much on a bill of cheap, 
unfruitful plants as it will be upon the 
highest quality plants grown; it will re- 
quire the same area and the same 
quantity of fertilizer to enrich the soil; 
the same amount of labor must be ex- 
pended in preparing the ground and in 
cultivating and hoeing the plants; the 
same amount of mulching Mill be requir 
ed to cover them in winter. But the 
weak and cheap plants will not require 
one-half the number of quart boxes and 
crates to hold the fruit — the only saving 
effects in using commonl}" grown plants 
is in boxes, crates and picking expense. 
This, you will agree, is not the sort of 
saving that will please him, for it repre- 
sents seriousloss, perhaps complete failure 

The Kind of Plants to Set 

As we arc to consider the several fac- 
tors that enter into successful strawberry 
production, we shall begin with the most 
important— the kind of plants to set. 
The Thoroughbred plants described in 
ffejs l^ook are scientifically selected from 
ideal mother plants of known fruiting 
vigor. They are grown under the most 
■favorable conditions; The soil is pre- 
.pared one year in advance by growing 
'One leguminous crop, which is turned 
binder, in the fall, when a cover crop is 
^sovvu, which is covered with rich barn- 
yard manure, the whole being plowed 
?» and mixed ^^ itli the soil the follow- 
■Ing s[.i iug;' This treatment fills the soil 
witii humus, making it rich and spongy, 
iuid capable of holding large quantities 
of naiisiure; it also fills the soil with the 
richest of plant foods. Thus the plants 
are l.i.-i't in a iiighiy \igi.!> ii> ('iM:i_!iti<.n, 
growing iroMi liie day tiicy ;i:o -c-r until 
<l ij: withf.ut interruption i-r b;ukscr r-f 

any kind, and producing a plant with a 
strong root system, with all its roots 
starting direct from the crown or body 
of the plant. The crowns of these plants 
are perfectly developed and stored full 
of vitality, w^hich sustains the life and 
vigor of the plant until they take firm 
hold iipon the soil in which they are to 

Before setting plants it is best to prune 
I the roots back about one-third. Cutting 
off the ends of the roots causes them to 
callous and they will send out numerous 
feeders and will make a much stronger 
root system than could be made if the 
roots were not prunded. And shorten- 
ing the roots makes it easier to set the 
plants. In doins: this pruning you sim- 
ply take a pair of shears or a sharp knife 
and cut about two inches off the lower 
end of the roots. A full bunch of twenty- 
tlve plants nuiy be pruned at one cutting. 

Strawberries and How to Grow Them 

Use a Patent Weedcr 

Another important result of proper The plants should be cultivaterl after 
cultivation of the soil is in the loosening j each rain, as soon as the soil is dry 
of it up in such a way as to leave small enough to crumble, and should it remain 
air spaces between the soil grains, the ' dry the cultivation should be repeated 
result of which is to furnish air to the j every eight or ten days, thus replacing 
bacterial germs so they may well per 

form their work of transforming the raw 
materials in the soil into an available 
form as plant food. The more uniformly 
these microbe organisms perform their 
part of the work, the more vigorously 
will the plants grow. Before describing 
more definitely the way to cultivate we 
shall enumerate its several advantages. 

1. It prevents the formation of crust 
on the surfact of the soil. 

2. It creates and maintains a blanket 
of dust over the surface of the ground, 
retains moisture in the soil and keeps its 
temperature at a normal degree. 

3. It enables bacteria to secure ample 
quantities of air. 

4. It destroys weed seed while in the 
germinating stage; and this, by the way, 
is the best time to kill all obnoxious 
growths, ' 

5. It mixes the fertilizer with the soil, 
so that the bacterial germs may work up 
the fertilizer into available forms of 
plant food. 

6. It keeps the strawberry runners 
from overflowing into the space between 
the rows. 

: every 

the old dust mulch with a new dust 

When the plants become large and be- 
gin to spread out it is a good plan to 
have the cultivator teeth that run next 
to the plants about two inches shorter 
than the other teeth. When arranged in 
this way the teeth will go deeply enough 
to break the crust near the plants with- 
out cutting any of the roots of the plant. 
About twice each month a five tooth cul- 
tivator should be run through the center 
of the space between the rows. It may 
go four or five inches deep and will loosen 
up the soil where the horse has tramped 
it down while doing the shallow cultiva- 
tion. The work of cultivating is easy 
and inexpensive. One man and horse 
easily may cultivate four acres of straw- 
berry plants a day. 

As we have said, cultivation is a prime 
essential to success. To neglect cultiva- 
tion is an invitation to failure. The 
more thoroughly this work is done, the 
larger the results are sure to be, and it 
may truly be said that the cultivator is 
one of the strawberry grower's best 

Strawberry Checks or Tickets, $1,25 Per 1000, Postage Prepaid 

We have made arrangements with the 
James E. Byrd Printing Company, of 
Salisbury, Maryland, and the printers of 
this Catalogue, whereby any of our cus- 
tomers and friends can secure for the 
small amount of $1.25 per thousand any 
quantity of Strawberry Checks they may 
desire, postage or express prepaid. Good 
quality cardboard, eight different colors, 
will be used. You can scud orders direct 
or include same in your order for plants, 

and we will guarantee same will have 
prompt attention. No order for less than 
1000. Cash must accompany all orders. 
We have personally known the members 
of the above firm for a number of years 
and cheerfully recommend them. We 
are sure if you intrust your order for 
Strawberry Checksorfor Printing of any 
kind, in their hands you will receive fair 
treatment. Send in your order at once 
for Checks or any other Printing. 


E. W. Townsend & Co.'s Great Crops of 



Read Carefully Before Making Out Your Order 

When 500 or more plants of one variety" are ordered we give thousand 
rates on that variety; bnt we do not permit customers to combine several 
varieties to make the number of plants 500 in order to secure thousand 
rates. We leave nothing undone in order to grow the best plants possible, 
and the prices quoted are the lowest at which they can be furnished. When 
plants are to be sent by mail, add at the rate of 25 cents per hundred plants 
to the list prices given, and if plants are to be sent to Canada add at the 
rate of 50 cents per hundred. No orders accepted for less than one dollar. 
Be very careful to get the prices right. 

Complete Catalogue of Strawberrj'^ Plants free. W^ill be mailed to you 
Januarv 1st. Ten per cent, discount on all orders received before December 
20th, 1908. Liberal discount on all orders of $25.00 or over. 














Extr'a Early 




Ladj^ Townsend 



Warheld .' 



Ked Bird 


Lady Thompson.... 
Parsons Beauties. . . 


Havarland ,. 

New York 

Peace Maker 

Tompson, No. 2 






Stevens Late 


Parks Earle 















, .25 































Earl3" in the season we usually have in stock everything listed in this 
catalogue, but late in the season we frequettly run out of some of the va- 
rieties, therefore when jou order late please state whether we shall suljsti- 
tute something equally as good, and as near like the variety ordered as 
possible, or return your money for any stock' we may be out of. 

Strawberries and How to Grow Them 28 


NOTB: — ^Ve have discontinued a great many of the different varieties 
tliat are being advertised throughout the country as good, better and best. 
Those kinds that we find unprofirable to grow for market ourselves we 
have desided not to grow and advertise to "stick" our friends wltli. We 
have picked from a list of 200 varieties, 25 different kinds of which we are 
satisfied to stake our reputation on, and let the other felhjws hollow up 
the other 175 good, better and best. AVe liave been growing berries for 
a number of years and have found there is nothing like starting right In 
in the start. Had we known as much wlien we commenced as we know 
today, we would be thousands of dollars better off now. 

This experience we are offering to the public and our many friends and 
customers. In dealing with us you take no chance. We are financially re- 
sponsible and we promise a S(iuare deal to every customers. Our business 
reaches in every state in the union that fruit can be grown in, in almost 
all the southern Islands and Canada. We have hundreds of fine comple- 
mentry letters that we have received from all over the country and still 
receiving them every day, but will not take up the space to publish them 
and charge the account up to our patrons. 

Our plants are Inspected each year by the State Entomologist and each 
package bears the Certificate of Inspection, also a Certificate of Fumigation. 
We guarantee every plant to be good when they leave us and should prove 
entirely satisfactory when taken from the express office promi)tly on ar- 

L W. Townsend & Co. 

E, W. TOWNSEND, Manager 





NO. 265 

When Shipping Your 


To NEW YORK Don't Forget 



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If we are not represented at your shipping point, % 

write us at once for a shipping outfit. We are head- % 

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passed by no one in New York Market. We handle % 

Strawberries from Florida to Maine. Our shippers are % 

the largest and most prosperous growers in the country. ^ 

We solicit your correspondence as well as your ship- jjj 

ments, and would be pleased to have you call and see us u> 

when in our city. We do a strictly commission business % 

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We recommend BEOOKS & iDUEKEE to all our 
customers. We have known them for years, and give 
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IIS THE market! 

But it is not so iiiiich the market as the HOUSE that % 

you ship to. That counts way down in your JEA^^S. | 

There is one house in Boston that does not claim to be the i 

only fair deahng house there, but thev have a reputation of i 

over 30 years back of them, for SQUARE DEALING backed ^ 

up by the leading shippers throughout the country, and you % 

are taking no chances when you consign your shipment to i 

them. Our Motto is a p 

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Oneof our specialties is STRAWBERRIES. We have | 

seen this business grow from its infancy and have, no ^ 

doubt sold more strawberries in the past 30 years than any % 

other one house in the country. p 

We have the finest trade in the country on Good or % 

Fancy Stock. A trade that has followed us for many years % 

and us enables to get our Shippers more for their goods than i 

they can get from some other house with no fancy trade to i 

draw from. % 

If we have not an agent at your shipping point take the % 

matter up with us at once. We solicit your correspondence p 

as well as your shipments. We handle everything in the % 

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Memoers -^ g^ston Fruit and Produce Exchange. 

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